This is the last post of my three-part photoblog highlighting all of my favorite pictures from the four field seasons I completed in Madagascar. I really hope y’all liked it! As a teaser (and shameless plug!) for some upcoming posts, I have some exciting results from a study I was conducting with the captive colony at the Duke Lemur Center. Human hibernation, here we come!!
Dave is wondering where the little chameleon went!
He’s making a run for it…or showing off by doing pull-ups.
Madagascar scops owl (Otus rutilus) provided nighttime serenades
This is “Toothpaste” hanging out in my favorite toothbrushing spot–the bushes next to my tent.
Momma diademed sifaka. Her baby is hiding on her belly
Here she is!
The little Malagasy boys were in charge of taking care of the babies, while their mothers harvested the crops
Probably my favorite lemur picture of all time!
“Signpost” the chameleon hangs out in the same spot every night to make sure we don’t miss a turn on the trail.
Kathrin holding an adorable dwarf lemur (that she crocheted). It looks so real!
Talking about data and freezing our butts off!
Bobby reaping the rewards of his hard vet work
Martha and lemur sunbathing on the lawn
Dave, the mouse lemur, on his favorite perch
Dr. Ed Louis, a world-famous lemur researcher, showing off the newest member of his focal animals–a young male aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). These animals are so elusive people almost never see them in the wild!
That white stuff outlining the leaves? Frost!!
Our hand-washing station is the victim of chilly night temps
Spring is here…
…and the rice harvest begins
The plum trees show off their lovely blooms
Moments like this are why I love what I do!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. It was a small collection of the numerous out-of-this-world experiences I was lucky enough to have while completing my dissertation field work in Madagascar. Now let’s hope the data I collected while there will compliment the awesome-ness.
It’s a jungle out there!